The CW has released the first official images from next week’s episode of Arrow, and they feature a whole lot of Constantine! The character will once again be played by Matt Ryan after he appeared in his own series last year on NBC. Unfortunately, that was cancelled after being poorly handled by the network, but getting to see him in Star City almost makes up for that.
The sight of John standing side by side with Green Arrow and Black Canary certainly takes some getting used to, but this is a very cool crossover which will hopefully lead to the character returning somewhere down the line. Unfortunately, it’s been said that this is going to be a one off appearance for Constantine (quite possibly because Warner Bros. has plans for him in the upcoming Justice League Dark movie), but for now, he’ll show up in the fifth episode of Arrow, which is titled “Haunted.”
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Here’s the synopsis for this instalment of the series:
When things take a turn for the worse with Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan). John Badham directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama.
Talking about playing Constantine in season four of Arrow recently and the history between the two characters, Ryan teased:
“There is not much that I can say about the plot. There is a little history between them.…I would not say that they are friends. I would say that they are acquaintances who have a past. John owes him.”
Sounds pretty intriguing, right? We should have the first footage of Constantine in Arrow later tonight when the promo for next week’s episode is released, but for now, check out the images in the gallery above